With the support of:
Studio Immigrazione s.a.s. ITC - Interpreti e traduttori in cooperativa Associazione Nazionale Funzionari di Polizia Osservatorio Nazionale sul Disagio e la Solidarietà nelle stazioni italiane Shaker, pensieri senza dimora

The President of the Italian Republic expressed his deep appreciation for the high social value of this Contest awarding two medals as award of representation.

2010 European Photo Contest
“Railways and Integration. Identities and cultures of a multiethnic Europe”

European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion Sei mostre in Europa con 44 fotografie del Concorso per raccontare la ferrovia come spazio di integrazione

2010 has been declared the European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion.

The initiative focused on the European Photo Contest “Railways and Integration. Identity and cultures of a multiethnic Europe” stems from this context. It will be developed into the framework of the European Union through a collaboration between the non-profit organization Progetto ImmigrazioneOggi, the Italian State Railways Ferrovie dello Stato and the five European railway networks who joined the European Charter for Solidarity (France, Spain, Belgium, Luxembourg and Poland).

The Contest aims at involving European citizens and increasing their awareness about the social inclusion of the most vulnerable groups of the population (migrants, asylum seekers, homeless people, etc.) regardless of their EU or non-EU origin, people with cultures and identities different from those of the target society and thus often unjustifiably discriminated and excluded because of such otherness.

Therefore, the purpose of this Contest is giving visibility to those integration processes developed at European level, particularly in Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Poland, in symbolic places such as the railway areas, places of arrival and departure that very often become places of gathering and survival for the most vulnerable groups of the population.

The photos should focus on issues such as acceptance, social inclusion and integration, thus emphasizing those specific actions carried out in support of these people by public and private bodies, associations and railway companies in the railway areas as well as in adjacent accommodation centres.

    Contest Secretariat

    Progetto ImmigrazioneOggi ONLUS
    Via del Giglio, 3
    01100 Viterbo, Italia

In collaboration with:
Ferrovie dello Stato spa
Société Nationale des Chemins de fer français
Société nationale des chemins de fer luxembourgeois
Polskie Koleje Państwowe
Red Nacional de Ferrocarriles Españoles

Under the auspices of:

Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri
Dipartimento per le Pari Opportunità

Ministero degli Affari Esteri

Ministero dell'Interno

Ministero del Lavoro
e delle Politiche Sociali

Ministero per i Beni
e le Attività Culturali

Comune di Roma

Comune di Milano